Sugarfoot Soul

Hank Garland led a double life. As a first-call Nashville session guitarist in the 1950s, he cut scores of hits with top post-war country, rockabilly, and pop artists. But Garland was also an innovative jazzbo who jammed in New York clubs with Charlie Parker, and applied the lessons he learned onstage to his solo albums. Few guitarists make enduring contributions to both jazz and commercial music, yet Garland pulled it off in his brief, but spectacular career.